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West Ham take over Ladies over sexism row

StephenHuntWest Ham United has completed the takeover of West Ham Ladies last night after the sexism row which engulfed both sides last week.

The club released a short statement on WHUFC.com “West Ham United are delighted to announce that, in agreement with the current Ladies’ committee, the Club have this evening been successful in bringing West Ham United Ladies into the West Ham family.
Hunt told us the ten person committee voted in favor of the transfer of assets and liabilities of the Ladies to West Ham United although the Chairman Stephen Hunt hismelf was not present as he was away in Manchester. One of the club’s condition’s of take over was that Mr Hunt step down from his role but he had already offered his resignation anyway.  West Ham foundation Chief Executive, Joe Lyons will take over as the chair with the existing committee remaining in place.
Speaking to Claret and Hugh Exclusively from Manchester on his birthday this morning Mr Hunt said:
“My remit from the start was to improve funding for the West Ham Ladies and achieve equality for them, the strategy worked and they now have an improved deal from the club. I wish the West Ham Ladies all the best of luck for the future and I remain their biggest fan. I will continue to champion the case for equity for women’s football from the sidelines while keeping Karren Brady on her toes”

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “West Ham take over Ladies over sexism row

  1. I guess this is a good thing, but I don’t like the way Mr Hunt went about this and “reporting” the club for being sexist etc

    One thing about West Ham is that the chairpeople sometimes need to keep their mouths shut, no other club seem to be quite so vocal to the press and often put their foot in it… just tone it down a bit!


  2. Good. Other clubs seem to have welcomed ladies football with open arms, and it’s a shame that it has taken this long for West Ham United to proper embrace and support a female team to compete with other clubs.

  3. Fair play its about time,but agree with Jeff,i thought the way he went about it was a bit naughty.My opinion only of course.

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